Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Woman Who Wasn't There

Tomorrow morning Failure publishes an interview with Angelo J. Guglielmo Jr., co-author of "The Woman Who Wasn't There" (Touchstone), a new book that chronicles the remarkable 9/11 survival story of Tania Head, a woman who inspired countless 9/11 survivors ... until she was revealed to be a fraud.


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Chandler Harnish: Mr. Irrelevant 2012

With the 253rd pick of the 2012 NFL draft the Indianapolis Colts selected Chandler Harnish, a QB from Northern Illinois. He becomes the 37th Mr. Irrelevant. Chandler Harnish take heart. Many last-in-the-draft picks have gone on to successful NFL careers. Case in point: Ryan Succop, Mr. Irrelevant 2009, who signed a five-year $14 million contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2011. Failure magazine talked to Succop after he was drafted in 2009, part of a feature on the history of Irrelevant Week.

Monday, April 16, 2012

America's Deadliest Train Wreck

Failure recently learned that the deadliest train wreck in U.S. history happened in Nashville, Tennessee, not far from the magazine's current home base. The accident (referred to as the Dutchman's Curve wreck) occurred on July 9, 1918, when a pair of Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis passenger trains collided head-on, resulting in the loss of at least 101 lives. At right is the historical marker that was erected in July 2008, not far from the crash site.

Mark Titus on 'Don't Put Me In, Coach'

“I didn’t dream about this,” admits Mark Titus about the popular and critical acclaim for ‘Don’t Put Me In, Coach,’ his memoir about his four years as a walk-on basketball player at THE Ohio State University. “I didn’t know it was possible for a bench-warmer to write a successful book,” he says. Mark Titus interview with Failure magazine.